Weekly Photo Challenge AND Bailey is a Finalist in a Photo Contest!

First of all, I just learned that this photo of Bailey has been chosen as a Grand Prize Finalist in a photo contest! The winner is determined by popular vote which means that YOU can help Bailey win simply by clicking here and then hitting the “VOTE” button.

Please click to vote for Bailey!

I would REALLY appreciate it if you could take a few seconds to vote! Voting is open until August 16th and you can vote once per day. The contest is sponsored by Yakima Racks and the winner receives gifts from Ruffwear (Bailey’s favorite dog gear outfitter), Zukes (Bailey’s favorite treats!) and a $500 Yakima gift card!

In other news, this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is One Shot, Two Ways. The idea behind this challenge is to show the same subject from two angles and I have a fun example to share. The following two photos show Bailey flying through the air about to catch her duck. They were taken from two different cameras at the exact same moment during the same jump. Cool, right?

One Shot Two Ways #1

One Shot Two Ways #2

The first photo was taken head-on by a professional photographer (Key4Prints). I happened to catch the second photo from the bleachers at the exact same time… just as Bailey was contorting her body and snapping her mouth open mid-air in an attempt to catch her duck. While the professional shot is clearly a better photo, I kind of like the second shot because it helps you appreciate what a huge jump this was. Bailey ended up winning her division at this event with a 24+ foot jump!

Thanks for stopping by and, again, thank you to everyone that voted for Bailey in the photo contest!!!! (You can vote here: http://bit.ly/146NFcQ )

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge AND Bailey is a Finalist in a Photo Contest!

  1. Those pictures remind me at the fail attempt to get Hank to jump off the dock…he just goes to the edge and falls in…it’s pretty pathetic. He won’t jump in. Good luck to Bailey, will vote when I get home.

    • Aww, sorry he won’t jump in. Does he go into natural water without hesitation? Sometimes dogs just get ‘stage fright’ up on the big dock with the pool and crowds.

      Thanks for voting! 🙂

      • He loves the beach down the road and I even picked him up and carried him in and he was fine but he won’t jump. I even tried with his duck (that he loves) and still nothing. It’s frustrating, I just don’t think he was meant to be a dock dog 😦

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